Numbers to Know: Sales at 56 Leonard, Soho rents skyrocket, Spider-Man takes NYC … and more

TRD New York /
Mar.March 14, 2013 03:30 PM

“Numbers to know” is a weekly web feature that catalogues the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics. 56 Leonard has its best week yet, Tribeca/Soho rents go through the roof and Spider-Man will rescue Mary Jane in New York City. See this week’s countdown after the jump.

$100 million
Funding that the Community Preservation Corp. is setting aside for the creation or preservation of affordable housing from a $250 million financing package from Citigroup [CPC]

15 million
Gallons of water that filled the South Ferry subway station during Hurricane Sandy; it’s now planning to reopen during the first week of April [Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office]

Units of affordable housing that Mayor Michael Bloomberg intends to create by the end of 2014 — so far he claims to be 87 percent of the way there [Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office]

Number of foreclosures nationwide in February — a 2 percent increase from January, but a 25 percent year-over-year decrease [RealtyTrac]

Jobs added to the construction industry in February — more than at any point in the last three and a half years [Associated General Contractors of America]

Acres the city owns at Jamaica Bay, where it is seeking requests for proposals for kayak, canoe, bike rental and mobile food units in the area that encompasses the Rockaways’ beaches [Department of Parks & Reaction and National Park Service]

Square feet at the Department of Buildings’ plan examination offices at 280 Broadway, which will be renovated to increase overall efficiency [DOB]

Hotel room nights in both Rochester and Long Island that will host people producing “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” — the largest movie production to shoot in New York [Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office]

Median rent in February in the Soho/Tribeca neighborhood — the most expensive area to rent an apartment in Manhattan [Citi Habitats]

Sales contracts signed in Manhattan during the month of February — a record for the month, which surpassed 2008’s sales volume of 1,041 deals signed [UrbanDigs]

Contracts over $4 million signed at 56 Leonard Street alone during the week of March 4 to March 10 — 43 luxury contracts totaling $327 million were signed during the week [Olshan Luxury Report]


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